The Chiefs are the only undefeated team in the AFC West heading into Week 3, but each team in the division won this weekend for the first time since 2005. The Chiefs still lead the division by one game, but strong showings by the Broncos and Chargers on Sunday may have left the Chiefs looking over their shoulders a little bit.
San Diego Chargers
The Bolts absolutely worked the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend. Philip Rivers threw for over 330 yards and shredded the Jags for three touchdowns through the air. The only bad news for San Diego may be that Ryan Mathews will miss a few weeks with an ankle injury. Not good news for a team that is already missing several of its biggest playmakers.
The Broncos destroyed Pete Carrol’s Seattle Seahawks, 31-17. Kyle Orton looked sharp as he threw for three touchdowns and nearly 300 yards. The running game was again an issue for the Broncos. If the Broncos want to keep winning they’ve got to figure out a way to pound the ball on the ground. Recently acquired Laurence Maroney, is going to miss time after suffering a leg injury before playing in his first game as a Bronco. Tragedy also struck the Denver Bronco community as rookie wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead Monday afternoon in an apparent suicide.
They barely eeked a win against the St. Louis Rams, 16-14. But the story here isn’t the game, but rather the now apparent quarterback controversy going on in Oakland. Jason Campbell was benched in favor of Bruce Gradkowski in the second quarter. Not great news for Al Davis, who compared Campbell to two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Jim Plunkett.
Kansas City Chiefs